Master Alchemist, transform
All within me to Thy will—
To my wayward spirit’s storm
Utter now Thy ‘Peace, be still.’
O, too often have I heard
Men of God, with passioned plea,
Show me truth writ in Thy Word,
Beg me to obedient be.
But, though tears repentant came,
And intentions rose with hope–
Swamped in sin, I stayed the same,
Captive to my error’s scope.
With the violence of my tears,
Master, melt this veil that blinds.
From this forest of my fears,
Lead me till true faith I find.
Change me from the inside out,
Change me till Thy will is all,
Till my love for Thee can shout,
‘Call me onward, only call!’
I am foolish, I am weak,
In my need Your strength I seek.
Nothing can my wisdom teach—
No height can my strivings reach.
And yet You choose me, Lord, to bear Your name,
You choose me, Lord, to walk by faith,
In victory You crown my days,
You choose me, Lord, to give You praise.
Why You’d save me, I can’t see;
Your great love’s a mystery.
Death forever is my due—
Yet I’m given life with You!
What makes you see the globe a ball
To bounce, the sky not half as tall,
Each cloud a game, each smile a joy,
And every living thing a toy? Continue reading “What Makes You”
Be this my banner high
Against a lowering sky–
A cause for which to die. Continue reading “Excelsior”
With grateful memories I recall
My mother’s hands that raised us all;
From infants born to children grown,
Such Godly care Continue reading “My Mother’s Hands”
This dusty road I long have trod:
A pilgrim on a quest for God,
A stranger seasoned by hard days
Spent trading broad for narrow ways Continue reading “The Oasis”
“Grow old along with me!
Sweetheart, be not alarmed when snows
Slow tiptoe ‘mongst our locks, Continue reading “Grow Old with Me”
“No matter what trials fierce
Threaten your faith with fear,
Remember you’re safe within
The hollow of your Father’s hands; Continue reading “No Matter What”
“O World, hast thou given life to me?
Hath thy designing lifted me
From lowly dust, breathed into me
A soul alike to that Divine? Continue reading “Not Thine”
“O God, my heart is fixed at last—
This vow I offer Thee;
Ever I’ll sing and give Thee praise,
With all that lives in me. Continue reading “Psalm 108”